Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com
Tue Jul 17 10:11:13 MST 2018
Tim - if future WGs are started mid-year, it would be easy to sync up the initial officer terms to the "standard" officer terms of the Forum and existing WGs - you just have either begin with a "short term" initial term (for example, "The initial term of the S/MIME WG Chair shall run from May 15, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2019. Thereafter, terms of officers of the S/MIME WG shall run from November 1 of the election year through October 31 two years later." Or the initial term can be a "long term" - "The initial term of the S/MIME WG Chair shall run from September 10, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2021. Thereafter, terms of officers of the S/MIME WG shall run from November 1 of the election year through October 31 two years later." Each new WG would have control of the initial term for officers, and can make it sync up to a standard two year term for all officers.
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Subject: [EXTERNAL][cabfpub] Elections
As a reminder, we ended up with the current SCWG chairs and election rules because we were unable to reach agreement on the election rules. So we punted it to the SCWG to handle once it was formed, to avoid blocking progress on getting governance reform passed. I don't see a good reason to delay resolving those issues and having elections now that the SCWG exists.
I am extremely concerned that one of the proposals involves changes to the election procedures at the Forum level. I see no compelling reason why that is necessary, and why the current terms and rules should not be left alone. Attempting to modify the Forum elections as well will add complexity and controversy with no added benefit. We should focus on what the SCWG rules should be, and agree sustainable long-term rules and a good precedents for new working groups instead of basing proposals on short term considerations. For example, it probably will not be possible for the WG elections to be in sync with the main forum, if only because the S/MIME working group, which is likely to exist very soon, won't exist soon enough to have elections in sync with the main Forum.
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